The 28th Annual
10 am until 6 pm Saturday & Sunday
September 17 & 18, 2016
The 28th Annual African-American Heritage Festival will take place on Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18, 2016 at Gypsy Hill Park, football stadium parking lot, just off of Churchville Avenue in Staunton, Virginia.
The festival includes live music, cultural dancing, entertainment, a variety of foods and crafts from local and regional artisans. There will be community service participants, such as Augusta Health and the Staunton Public Library. All events are free and fully handicapped accessible.
There will be face painting and other activities for the entire family. New this year will be an African hair wrapping booth. The African American Festival is one of the largest event of its kind in Western Virginia and is hosted by a non-profit, volunteer group. It is also sponsored by the City of Staunton, Staunton Recreation & Parks and the Staunton City Tourism.
The entertainment for Saturday will be The Corey Harris Band performing at 12:45 pm. At 2:30 pm Culture 4MYKIDS dance and song group, followed by Joe Phillips and the Winstons at 3:00 pm.
On Sunday morning at 10:00 am Dr. Edward Scott will deliver the morning spoken word. Music under the direction of Pastor Floyd Miles and Mr. George Hunter.
The Sunday afternoon program will feature The Green Family, Sister Joey Nowell, and the Barnes Brother of North Carolina.
For more information, please call (540) 337-7041 or (540) 886-0520. Like us on Facebook.com/stauntonaahf.